The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 113 122 94
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -28
Contract jobs citing Games 13 3 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.51% 0.12% 1.13%
As % of the General category 1.21% 0.27% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 11
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£310 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £300 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £309 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+12.08% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £19.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+21.79% -39.06%
Games
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

General Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1074 1094 1130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 42.08% 43.46% 47.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 559 474 443
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+1.93% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 17 20
Average hourly rate £18.75 £19.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% -37.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.70 £32.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.65% -4.44%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Games across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Games
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Games across the Berkshire region.

Games Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Games
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Games across the Berkshire region.

Games Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Games
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -4 6 £275 -10.20% 1
Maidenhead +3 2 £310 +3.33% 1
Slough 0 2 £335 +11.66%
Bracknell - 1 - -
Games
South East

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Games also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Games.

1 6 (22.22%) Web Development
2 5 (18.52%) STB
2 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
2 5 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (14.81%) HTML
3 4 (14.81%) CSS
3 4 (14.81%) Marketing
3 4 (14.81%) Responsive Web Design
4 3 (11.11%) User Experience
4 3 (11.11%) Functional Testing
4 3 (11.11%) Data Transformation
4 3 (11.11%) Graphic Design
4 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 3 (11.11%) Online Games
4 3 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 3 (11.11%) Django
4 3 (11.11%) Time Management
4 3 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 3 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (11.11%) Axure RP
4 3 (11.11%) Heroku
4 3 (11.11%) Information Architecture
4 3 (11.11%) Predictive Modelling
4 3 (11.11%) Web Services
4 3 (11.11%) .NET
4 3 (11.11%) C++
4 3 (11.11%) PHP
4 3 (11.11%) Python
4 3 (11.11%) Photoshop

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Games also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Games. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.41%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Photoshop
2 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (11.11%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) MPLS
1 3 (11.11%) OSPF
1 3 (11.11%) BGP
1 3 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 2 (7.41%) VPN
2 2 (7.41%) RIP
2 2 (7.41%) SNMP
2 2 (7.41%) DOCSIS
2 2 (7.41%) Telnet
2 2 (7.41%) Firewall
2 2 (7.41%) SSH
3 1 (3.70%) VLAN
3 1 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (3.70%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (3.70%) MS Access
2 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.70%) QlikView
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.70%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.70%) Apache Hive
2 1 (3.70%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.70%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.70%) HBase
2 1 (3.70%) Big Data
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.70%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Bugzilla
1 3 (11.11%) Axure RP
2 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
2 1 (3.70%) NuGet
2 1 (3.70%) Selenium
2 1 (3.70%) TeamCity
2 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.70%) JBehave
2 1 (3.70%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (14.81%) Marketing
2 1 (3.70%) French Language
2 1 (3.70%) German Language
2 1 (3.70%) Italian Language
2 1 (3.70%) Spanish Language
2 1 (3.70%) Legal
2 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (14.81%) Developer
1 4 (14.81%) Test Engineer
2 3 (11.11%) Python Developer
2 3 (11.11%) UX Designer
2 3 (11.11%) Designer
2 3 (11.11%) Django Developer
2 3 (11.11%) Python/Django Developer
3 2 (7.41%) Python Web Developer
3 2 (7.41%) Web Developer
3 2 (7.41%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Release Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Consultant
4 1 (3.70%) Network Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Business Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Tester
4 1 (3.70%) Software Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Data Consultant
4 1 (3.70%) Functional Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) HTML
1 4 (14.81%) CSS
2 3 (11.11%) Web Services
2 3 (11.11%) .NET
2 3 (11.11%) Django
3 2 (7.41%) Silverlight
4 1 (3.70%) HTML5
4 1 (3.70%) CSS3
4 1 (3.70%) D3.js
4 1 (3.70%) OpenGL ES
4 1 (3.70%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.70%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) STB
2 3 (11.11%) Graphic Design
2 3 (11.11%) Online Games
2 3 (11.11%) User Experience
3 2 (7.41%) Video on Demand
3 2 (7.41%) Streaming Video
3 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.41%) IPTV
3 2 (7.41%) MPEG
3 2 (7.41%) DTV
4 1 (3.70%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (3.70%) Animation
4 1 (3.70%) Social Media
4 1 (3.70%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (3.70%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) UNIX
1 2 (7.41%) Windows
1 2 (7.41%) Linux
2 1 (3.70%) CentOS
2 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) Web Development
2 5 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (14.81%) Responsive Web Design
4 3 (11.11%) Functional Testing
4 3 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 3 (11.11%) Information Architecture
4 3 (11.11%) Predictive Modelling
4 3 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 3 (11.11%) Time Management
4 3 (11.11%) Scrum
4 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 3 (11.11%) Data Transformation
5 2 (7.41%) Validation
5 2 (7.41%) DRM
5 2 (7.41%) Project Management
5 2 (7.41%) Video Processing
5 2 (7.41%) Game Development
6 1 (3.70%) Embedded Software Development
6 1 (3.70%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
2 3 (11.11%) PHP
2 3 (11.11%) C++
2 3 (11.11%) Python
3 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
3 2 (7.41%) C#
4 1 (3.70%) C
4 1 (3.70%) Java
4 1 (3.70%) VBScript
4 1 (3.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) MCSE
2 1 (3.70%) CCNP
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.70%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (7.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) VMware ESX
2 1 (3.70%) Xen
2 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.70%) Sendmail
2 1 (3.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (3.70%) NetBackup
1 1 (3.70%) SCCM
1 1 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (3.70%) HP SIM
1 1 (3.70%) Oozie
Vendors
1 2 (7.41%) Adobe
1 2 (7.41%) Apple
1 2 (7.41%) VMware
1 2 (7.41%) Tektronix
2 1 (3.70%) SolarWinds
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint
2 1 (3.70%) Symantec
2 1 (3.70%) McAfee
2 1 (3.70%) Perforce
2 1 (3.70%) HP
2 1 (3.70%) EMC
2 1 (3.70%) Red Hat